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If Ever I Would Leave You: First Line Friday #31

First Line Fridays

Happy Friday, reader friends! We have a new blogger joining the First Line Friday fun! As always, you can find my blogger buddies at the bottom of the post and I encourage you to go check out their featured books once you’ve said hi and dropped off your first line here!

Don’t miss this week’s giveaway on Faithfully Bookish courtesy of April W. Gardner!!!

If Ever I Would Leave You by Susan May Warren

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If Ever I Would Leave You by Susan May Warren

“Watching you die is the last thing I want to do on a Saturday morning.” Sierra said it in a low mutter, nearly under her breath, but Ian heard it anyway, a slash across his chest, right between the ribs.

The next installment of the Montana Rescue series releases next week and I’m so excited to share my review with y’all! Until then, hop over to my review of Wild Montana Skies.

Montana Rescue series

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So, open the book nearest to you and post the first line in a comment below!

Then go see what all these lovely First Line Ladies are up to:

Carrie @ Reading is My Superpower | Rachel @ Bookworm Mama | Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books | Andi @ Radiant Light | Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen | Sarah @ All the Book Blog Names are Taken | Robin @ Robin’s Nest | Katie @ Fiction Aficionado | Bree @ Bibliophile Reviews

If you’d like to share the First Line Friday fun on your blog, let Carrie know at Reading is My Superpower!

18 thoughts on “If Ever I Would Leave You: First Line Friday #31”

  1. Susan May Warren’s books are always a great read! My first line is: “Journeys are a curious sort of thing.” From Embracing the Baobab, Missionary Reflections on Christian Community, by Jerry Ireland.


  2. My first line for the week comes from Tea and Sympathy by Carol Cox:

    “Kate Hanlon settled back into the pillows propped against the headboard of her bed and stared down at her lap. The tray resting on her knees contained a steaming mug of tea and a plate holding one slice of lightly buttered toast.”

    Happy reading and happy Friday!


  3. 1890’s Adirondack Mountains

    New York State

    “My trunk!” Elsie Mitchell watched in horror as her trunk fell off the over packed porter’s wagon, spilling its contents onto the platform at the Albany train station. A Changed Agent by Tracey Lyons



  4. Hi BethErin! My first line comes from Carrie Turansky’s new book Shine Like the Dawn.
    Four years later…April 1903

    Maggie turned the hat block and examined the broad-brimmed, yellow straw hat.

    Happy Friday!


  5. i really need to read this series! My first line at the moment comes from Erica Vetsch’s My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss Texas – “Only the army would think a place like this worth defending.”


  6. I’m eagerly waiting for my digital ARC of ‘Rescue Me’ to arrive! Can’t wait!

    My first line today is from Regina Jennings’ “For the Record”:

    Only a limited patch of Earth could claim the privilege of belonging to Texas. Not that he despised the rest of the world for its misfortune, but there was a difference.

    Have a good weekend 🙂


  7. First Line from “Stars in the Grass” by Ann Marie Stewart
    Prologue- I spent the better part of my childhood sitting on a pew in the balcony of Bethel Springs First Presbyterian Church, listening to my dad’s long vowels as he preached on predestination.


  8. Better late than never:

    Paris, France
    May 1719

    “You shouldn’t be here.” With gentle authority, Julianne Chevalier ushered a man twice her age to the doorway of his young wife’s lying-in chamber.

    `Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green


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